The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top o' the mornin' to you, my friends! It's St. Patrick's Day! Today I'm sharing a St. Patrick's Day card that I made for a dear friend who also celebrates her birthday today. I had so much fun making a new-to-me Z-fold card last month that I just had to try another, and I thought it would be perfect for the elegant birthday/St.Patrick's Day card I had planned for my friend. Z-fold cards just seem so cool to me, but their one drawback is they are rather difficult to photograph, so I had to capture it with a series of shots. Anyway, here's how it turned out:






All of the stamps are from various Flourishes sets (including Irish Blessing, Hollyhocks, and Tag Lines). I used some Spellbinders (Beaded Ovals and Ovals) to die-cut the focal label, the St. Patrick's Day embossing folder from DeNami Design to emboss the background panels, and a green Crystal Lacquer Pearl Pen from DeNami to embellish the beaded oval frame. And that lovely green Prima flower has been hoarded in my stash forever--I'm so glad I finally had the perfect project to let it shine!

I love how the design for this Z-fold card leaves a little hidden panel inside for a message for the recipient!

Well, I hope the birthday girl is having a great day today, and that all of your are having a fabulous St. Patty's Day! Make sure to put on a little bit o' green to keep the pinches at bay today {wink!}.

Thanks for visiting!
Emily

10 comments:

Pam said...

This is just beautiful Emily!! Love those Flourishes stamps! And love the Z fold design too, your friend will love this!

Benzi said...

Emily, this is awesome and I remember the first card you posted with this super pretty bunch of green. I loved it then and still do. Wonderful Z fold.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

Lisa said...

Pretty pretty card Emily!! Happy St. Patrick's day ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Love your bright card.

cm said...

Happy St. Pat's Day again! Your card is absolutely stunning! Your friend will love this, as do I!!
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Linda R said...

Happy St.Paddy's day to you my friend.. I know I am a little bit late. Your card looks so pretty. I LOVE the way it folds..

Hugs~

Marisa said...

You always make such wonderful St. Patrick's Day cards :)

Brenda in IN said...

This is stunning and she will love it. The stamp is gorgeous and I love the zfold. Great card.

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful St. Patrick's Day card! Hope you had a great one. We ended up with a snow day and stuck in. I guess we could have made some green snow cream. Now our temps are warming up and we have mud! :-(

Auntie Em said...

Your card is beautiful Emily! It will make the birthday girl's day more special for sure. I like the Z-fold design and it gives you room to add the pretty flower and twine accent. Perfect stamp for this sweet feminine card.
Hope the Birthday Girl enjoyed her day and you had a Happy St Patty's Day as well. :)